I CAN READ!! In June EOFO launched a new Adult Literacy Class. There is such a big need for this in Tharaka. Most of the older generation, especially the women, were not given a chance to go through much school. The literacy classes meet twice a week on our campus. … Read More
We are leaving Kenya in a few minutes with a full heart and much accomplished although it seems like there is always more to do… A few nights ago I pulled the mosquito net over my bed, looked up, and there sat a scorpion a few inches away from me. … Read More
Water! I just came back from visiting the Catholics in Mukothima. The dust was 10 inches deep on the road and the motorcycle I borrowed to get there plowed through it covering me up to my knees. Talk about divine appointments. I took a pineapple to Father Mwenda to say … Read More
Please pray for our campus in Tharaka as we have had an outbreak of Typhoid. The disease is transmitted by the ingestion of contaminated food or water. So far we have had four staff members who have tested positive for Typhoid fever but no children. Please pray for our staff … Read More
After their trip to Kenya with EOFO, Joe and Linda Hubatchek wrote: We are already service-oriented so the hard work was something we enjoyed. Getting to know the people of Kenya was the best part for us. Joe formed close personal relationships with the men he worked with. Seeing the … Read More
In the past, I felt a strong tug deep within my heart to go to Africa. When I was asked why, I was never able to give a definite answer; now I can! Going to Kenya was a dream come true. When we arrived onto the base (in the middle … Read More
My life was definitely impacted by the Kenyan missions trip. It was a prayer of my heart to be able to go to Kenya. I felt welcomed and accepted by the Kenyan people. I loved being able to use the gifts God has given me to help His people. My … Read More
We had a wonderful time this past Saturday with the kids sponsored through Each One Feed One. The kids come during their holiday break on a Saturday to help out and hang out here at the mission. This Saturday they got a welcomed surprise! The tote bags were given to … Read More
Mission…serving others…the opportunity to experience a different culture….in the blink of an eye, I was in the center of Tharaka’s everyday life. What a blessing…eleven days of doing whatever was needed at the moment. Interacting with the children and being able to mend their uniforms brought such joy to my … Read More
This week’s post is courtesy of team member Nancy Dunning. “Well I made it back from my 2 weeks in Tharaka, Kenya a very changed individual. I know that I will not be able to convey how much I was changed or the love I have for this country, but … Read More
This post was written by Sue Peterson from O’Fallon, IL, about her experience on her EOFO summer mission’s trip. “I don’t know where to begin about Kenya…I now have “new friends” that will be in my heart forever. Our group was so filled with love that has stayed with me … Read More
Check out the article in Belleville News-Democrat about EOFO and Senator Kyle and Victoria McCarter! Help give to the cause!! (Click on ‘Read More” to get the link to article)
www.bnd.com/2013/07/07/2683574/from-lebanon-to-kenya-a-passion.html Read More
It was an amazing trip! One of the highlights was the Excellent Academy 5K. The kids were so excited they kept running in circles after crossing the finish line!! After the race they had a “taste of America” complete with Gatorade, popcorn and cookies. The overall winners received beautiful medals … Read More
I just got word that everyone has landed safely! Welcome Home Team Kenya!!!!
Dear Friends and Family– I heard from the Kenya Team and everyone will be on their way home tonight. Team members are taking various flights to get into St. Louis due to seating limitations but they are arriving tonight. God is good!
Dear Team Kenya family and friends, Do to a delay in our flight, we are now spending the night in Chicago and flying into St. Louis on United 5556 arriving St. Louis 8:15 am Tuesday morning. We are in Amsterdam now boarding the plane but there are no flights available … Read More
Dear friends and family of Team Kenya, As of now we are in Amsterdam and our flight is delayed 2 hours which looks like we’ll miss our connecting flight in Chicago. I’ll keep you posted as much as possible but please check our flight status before leaving for the airport. … Read More
Sunday is out last day in Kenya. Before leaving Tharaka, or team finished painting the clinic and chapel. Water lines have been laid for the school and the clinic and the floor of the classrooms was started. We took a short safari and showered with hot water for the first … Read More
The students at Excellent Academy are definitely the highlight of our trip. Their lives are so simple and yet they are so appreciative for every little thing we do for them. Our team loves sewing their tattered clothes and giving them shoe strings for their shoes. The floor is almost … Read More
Our team finished painting the clinic even though quite a few of our team members were sick today. We made home visits to check on the orphans we sponsor and to find new children who need our help. What a humbling experience. One house was made of mud and sticks … Read More
After a delicious meal of roasted goat, chapatis, and ugali our team delivered chickens to the widows in the area. First, we chased live chickens around the campus. After they were caught, we tied their feet together, packed them in the back of the pick-up truck, and hand- delivered the … Read More
What a wonderful day for a 5K race! We had runners in sandals, tennis shoes and bare feet. The tribal chief of Tharaka awarded the medals and ribbons. I’m sure it was the first time the kids had ever finished a race where they were given popcorn and Gatorade at … Read More
Today we drove through the Thanadu River with water coming up to the bottom of our truck’s doors to have chai (tea) with the oldest man in Tharaka. The drive also took us to an amazing 30 foot, newly discovered waterfall. Our 5K race tomorrow will go past this beautiful … Read More
Today we finished strong with a birthday party for Kyle complete with a cake baked on a charcoal jiko (small charcoal grill.) Our team treated gangrene in the clinic and watched children’s eyes light up in amazement at their new library books. The school’s foundation is finished and tomorrow we … Read More
Today we had almost 100 patients in the clinic. We saw everything from an allergic reaction to a bee sting on a lip to a pregnant lady with gangrene in her foot. Six of our team members painted the clinic and others began pouring the foundation for the new school … Read More
Today was fabulous day as the team was introduced to the children of Excellent Academy. Everyone is working hard enjoying the beautiful blue skies, mild temperatures, and almost non-existent mosquito population. Did I mention we ran over a cobra yesterday?!! Loving Africa!!
The team arrived in Tharaka tired but exhilarated by finally seeing Kenya and the beautiful starry sky! We are grateful to God for His protection and refreshment. Tomorrow is our first full day of work. Pray for God’s continued favor on our team!!
We arrived safely in Kenya after a 5 hour delay in Brussels. All our luggage is safe, intact and without any additional charges. Preparing to eat breakfast and head out to Tharaka. Thank you for your prayers! We feel them!
Please pray for rain in Tharaka! Our well has run dry and we are in need of water. We use the well for our construction needs and work is made very difficult as we now have to pump water from the Thanadu River.